Film seminar: Voices - in presence of the filmmaker

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… of filmmakers in the South African movie industry deals with the future of the national sector, the South African movie genre, advancements, challenges and ways of finding a place in today’s globalizing world. The documentary’s major goals are to open up the minds of filmmakers to the challenges that other people face when making moving pictures, and also to generate interest in different ways of thinking about films. South African cinema is mostly known in English-speaking countries; the director wants to try to counterbalance this and give French-speaking professionals, film-goers, academics and a rich and diverse foreign audience access to it.

Voices is an academic documentary directed and produced in combination with a PhD at the Science Political Institute of Bordeaux in France. The topic of this (French-language) thesis is the impact of democratization on a cultural sector, in this case the South African film industry following apartheid.

Filmmaker Joachim Landau will be present at the screening and during the subsequent discussion. The film is in English, subtitles are in French.

See the presskit.
See Joachim Landau's cv.

This film seminar is organized in cooperation with Leiden University’s Department of Cultural Anthropology.


Joachim LandauJoachim Landau studied film in Montreal and Paris and in 2005 began his Masters research on South African cinema during the apartheid era at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. He was awarded an MBA in film and TV production at the Paris Graduate School of Management and completed his PhD in political science at the IEP of Bordeaux in the LAM, for which he obtained a distinction in 2012. He is currently gaining professional experience and cofounded a production association, ARKHAM, with which he produced and scripted a dozen short films and created an event to design experimental films called Film Music Mix. He joined Orange where he has produced and managed the Video Promotion Team and has been promoting programmes and services on demand since 2007. In 2013 he co-scripted and co-produced Apollo, a short film that was selected for the Short Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.
He is also the founding president of the alumni office and network of the film and TV production MBA at the Paris Graduate School of Management.

Date, time and location

09 December 2013
15.00 - 17.00
Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden
Filmzaal (ground floor)